Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review: Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: Apollyon
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: April 4th, 2013
Pages: 343
Format: E-book
Source: Gifted 
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy  

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

So I am finally getting to writing this review after reading it and it is not because I did not want to write it but I was just so pumped up that I was on this reading frenzy and I could not put this series down. However, time has now passed, lot of time, and I am finally here at my computer writing this review of a book that I feel I have to apologize to the author for waiting for so long to read this book. Especially since I had bought this book almost four years ago.

So we pick up with Alex off the Elixir and more pissed off than ever. She is being held against her will, under the control of Seth still. She is fighting internally with herself constantly and we see all these different emotions of Alex and even though some parts make you want to read more, it also makes you think how much pain she must be going through but not just her but Aiden and her friends.

Aiden had to make the difficult decision of taking her off the Elixir in hopes of working with her to gain her control back. This is the moment where we see what true love is and what Aiden will do to return Alex to her regular self. With all that said and a few scenes here and there, Alex is back to herself and once again the plan to stop Seth is back in action.

However, while Alex has been under the control of Seth, the world is in chaos with Gods causing natural disasters in retaliation to the actions of Seth and Lucien. With the god working with them still unknown, Alex, Aiden, and the rest of the gang must find a way to stop them before the world they know is forever destroyed.

JLA’s writing keeps improving from one book to the next. We see more of that intimate relationship build between Alex and Aiden and trust me, this is something we as readers all really want more of. The action is so fast-paced that finishing this book in one sitting is possible.

I am so excited to read the final book in this amazing series I am glad I finally kicked myself into gear with reading. I encourage you to check out this series if you haven’t and prepare yourself for a world of extraordinary awesomeness. JLA is truly an author to add to your list of favorites.

I give this book 5 souls! 

1 comment:

  1. This is definitely a must read for any Covenant fan. There will be tears, shocks and surprises, and aww-moments that will leave any fan begging for Sentinel. Everything about this book is spectacular. Plus, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! This is definitely one of Jen's best books to date, and I for one can't wait to read Sentinel!